Dexter EZ Flex Rubber Suspension Kit - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Camping/RV's Discuss camping, RV equipment and locations.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-25-2011, 08:17 PM
Slacker



 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 17,178
Thanks: 13
Thanked 56 Times in 44 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Dexter EZ Flex Rubber Suspension Kit

Well a couple weeks ago, I decided to buy the Dexter EZ-Flex rubber suspension kit. It upgrades the bushings from plastic (YES, PLASTIC) to bronze and allows you to grease them with a grease gun. Additionally, the rubber core absorbs road shocks to improve the ride of the trailer and contents.

It was a perfect swap from the old steel equalizers and tiny, weak shackle links to the new Heavy Duty Dexter setup. There are some pics of somebody else's swap (since it was such a messy job, I didn't take any pics). At the same time we pulled the drums and repacked the bearings. The bearings were in good shape, although it seems like the bearing grease that was used from the factory was a pretty light weight grease. I repacked them with Napa extreme pressure wheel bearing grease (left over from my rear axle bearing replacement) and since we had Heavy Duty Marine grease in my buddy's grease gun, that's what we used for the Dexter suspension components. We also rotated the trailer tires - tires stayed on the same side, just put the rears on the front and fronts on the rears.

Finally, I pulled out the old Anode rod and it was completely disintegrated. I guess I didn't replace it last season like I had thought. This got me to thinking. How does everyone else keep track of their RV maintenance? Some of this stuff only gets done once a year or every couple of years, so it's easy to forget. I'm going to add this to my aCar app on my EVO.



Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-25-2011, 08:21 PM
Raging Lunatic

 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Euless, Texas
Posts: 8,804
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Pretty radical, looks good!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors